October 01, 2008

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition: We're operating on a pretty tight turnaround here. I'll be posting the results of the Elimination One-Game Playoff Pick 'Em in the morning, but in the meantime please c'mon inside and made your picks for the League Division Series.


Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays


The Rays? Really? Dammit.


Pick the winner of each best-of-five series. Pick the number of games in which they will win.


Pick the player who will come out of the LDS with the highest batting average. Either league. Minimum 10 PA required.


Pick the league that will score more runs in their respective LDS, PLUS the run differential. Example: AL +26 means the American League will score 26 more runs than the National League. This is a total rip-off of last year, but our turnaround time is too short for creative thinking.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:06 AM - 21 comments

The SpoFi'er with the least baseball knowledge will go first, just to ensure that no-one can accuse me of cheating:

Phillies in 4, Dodgers in 5, Red Sox in 4, Rays in 5.


American League + 12

posted by owlhouse at 03:51 AM on October 01

Brewers in 5 Cubs in 4 Angels in 5 Rays in 3 Rookie Ramirez NL +10

posted by apoch at 04:49 AM on October 01

Phillies in 3 Cubs in 4 Red Sox in 5 Rays in 3

Pedroia AL +20

posted by yerfatma at 08:21 AM on October 01

Brewers in 4 Dodgers in 5 Angels in 5 Rays in 4

Vlad Guerrero AL +6

posted by boredom_08 at 09:03 AM on October 01

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 4

Angels in 5 Sox in 5

Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs

NL +15

posted by NoMich at 09:24 AM on October 01

Brewers in 5 Cubs in 3 Red Sox in 4 Rays in 4

Kevin Youkilis

AL + 10

posted by trox at 09:41 AM on October 01

Brewers 5 Cubs 4 Angels 4 Rays 4

Ryan Braun

NL +5

posted by holden at 10:47 AM on October 01

Philly in 5 Cubs in 4 Red Sox in 3 Rays in 4


AL +12

posted by BoKnows at 10:50 AM on October 01

Angels in 4 Rays in 4 Cubs in 5 Brewers in 5

Tori Hunter

AL +7

posted by Monica Poland at 11:38 AM on October 01

Thanks for doing this Dr. J

posted by Monica Poland at 11:39 AM on October 01

It's my pleasure, Ms. Poland!

Here's the standings after last night's one-gamer. Nobody guessed Thome for the bonus, so I just left it off the chart. Please double-check your pick to make sure I got it right. Thanks!

Howard_TChicago by 12
DrJohnEvansChicago by 12
FolkwaysChicago by 21
holdenChicago by 41
owlhouseChicago by 31
NoMichChicago by 51
BoKnowsMinnesota by 30
boredom_88Minnesota by 20
Monica PolandMinnesota by 10
yerfatmaMinnesota by 40
apochMinnesota by 40
Ying Yang MafiaMinnesota by 40
chris2syMinnesota by 30
skydivemomMinnesota by 10
troxMinnesota by 10
mbd1Minnesota by 30

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:34 PM on October 01

Angels in 5. Each team dominates at home, but a worn-out pen can't hold a lead for Matsuzaka in game 5.

Phils in 4. Once you get past C.C. Sabathia, what have you?

Rays in 3. Beaten down by just trying to get there, the White Sox succumb to thousands of fans disguised as empty seats in "Pinball Machine Park".

Cubs in 5. Manny goes 2 for 18 with a couple of walks, and then blames his impending free-agency for messing up his swing.

Batting Average: Justin Pedroia continues to surprise everyone, and then finally admits he is really wearing platform shoes.

Run Differential: The AL tops the NL by a +17. DH is the big factor.

The Dr. J. appreciation factor: Huge! Domo arrigato Evans Sensei.

posted by Howard_T at 12:37 PM on October 01

Sorry I'm a little late, kids. Today has been nuts.

Brewers in 5 Cubs in 4 BoSox in 3 Rays in 4


AL +19

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:38 PM on October 01

Phillies in 4 Dodgers in 5

Rays in 4 Angels in 4


AL +12

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:05 PM on October 01

crap, missed it. But for entertainment purposes only, I totally would have gone with:

Phils 5 Cubs 5 White Sox 5 Angels 4


AL +5

posted by mbd1 at 04:35 PM on October 02

Since last night's results are mostly antithetical to your picks, I think we can include them without angering too many people.

Also: I have a very strong dislike for Tampa Bay.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:26 PM on October 02

I'm pulling for the Rays to win the Series.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:22 PM on October 02

Right now, my Cardinals fan inability to pick the Cubs to win anything feels pretty good.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:28 AM on October 03

Red Sox in 4 Rays in 4 Cubs in 5 Philly in 5 Pedroia

NL +7

posted by Folkways at 12:00 PM on October 03

Spotted: first use of the word 'antithetical' on SportsFilter.

Do I win a prize?

posted by owlhouse at 07:09 PM on October 03


posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:37 PM on October 04

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